By: Martin Johnson, DHM, Owner and Natural Health Consultant
Did you know that a higher intake of sugar and carbohydrates over time can cause deteriorated brain function?
When a person eats products with sugar in them, or grain based foods such as pasta, bread, rice, crackers, cookies, etc, they are converted to sugar in the body and elevate glucose or blood sugar levels. When blood sugar elevates, a gland called the pancreas has to release a hormone called insulin. Insulin keeps the glucose levels in the blood from elevating too high by helping your cells uptake it for energy. A diet that is higher in grains and sugars will cause chronically high insulin levels in the blood. This will lead to higher inflammation in blood vessel walls. This inflammation affects circulation, especially to the extremities, such as the head, hands and feet. Also, more rapid cell breakdown or damage, equating to quicker aging.
One of the Causes of Alzheimer’s
Research shows that some forms of Alzheimer's can be directly related to these factors, especially in people who have had a history of Type II diabetes or even pre-diabetes. As a matter of fact, researchers are calling Alzheimer's Diabetes Type III because of its relationship to elevated blood glucose and insulin. As a final note, many people have frequent blood sugar spikes and consequently frequently elevated insulin levels. Yet they still show normal blood values after a 12-hour fasting blood draw. What does this mean?
Simply put, if you continue to over-consume sugar and grain based products, you can be headed toward diabetes, more rapid aging, Alzheimer's and other diseases. This can happen even though you were told you are in perfect health because your blood work looks great. The truth is that by the time something doesn't look good on blood work, your organs, brain and body tissues on a cellular level could have been breaking down over 10, 20 or 30 years.
Your Body Can Heal Itself
The good news is your body has the innate ability to heal itself. But only, if the obstacles that are interfering with its function are removed. Therefore, staying centered on a healthy eating pattern, along with maintaining your organ and cell health with key therapeutic nutrition can literally reverse damage that may have been done over many years.
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